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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett is produced by Empower Radio and featured on empoweradio, iheart, itunes, stitcher and various independent youtube channels. Programs cover a wide range of Mind-Body-Spirit/Alternative Awareness/PSI topics, including: Consciousness, UFO, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Energy Medicine.

Ongoing personal experiences with extraordinary and unexplained seen/unseen phenomena underscore my belief in a world abundant with wonders we haven't yet begun to fathom.

Experiencers, via their unique encounters, give us glimpses and clues to what potentials creation has yet to reveal when we are willing to listen to the call of the muse and curious enough to table our fear and explore the unknown inner and outer limits of being.

And the answers are there, teasing us in quirks, quarks and fantastic anomalies.

My proof
- and that is the whole point of this reality thing being very personal and unique to the individual experiencer - the light beside me goes off for a moment and then comes on again as I am composing this introduction, underscoring the "quirk" factor and the representation of the ever-present, unseen support in this adventure.

Thank you for your interest and for listening. I hope you enjoy the shows! - wendy ... and the nightlights ;)

Monday, February 14, 2011

A valentine for World Peace

~ This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.  ~ Rumi

This little light of mine... I'm gonna let it shine...

There are so many wonderful paths to illumination and so few hours in a lifetime to explore each to the fullest. Instead, we are given glimpses and insight through the eyes of the beholders who have journeyed their paths to heart and infused peace into being.

One of the heartfelt paths known to have been life-changing requires chanting. Whether it works is not up for debate. That many continue to chant speaks to the power of belief. In that way, it works.
Results beyond that are up to the practitioner.

Listen to the Conscious Living interview with Ron about Nam myo-ho ren-ge kyo. He learned about the chant from his father who had taken it up in an effort to cope, and possibly, shift Ron from a troubled life direction in his teen years. That was 1979. Ron has been chanting ever since. The troubles didn't disappear. But Ron says his choices improved.

Background on the chant: It is the primary practice of Nichiren Buddhism.

Nam - Devotion.
Myoho - Mystic Law. Myo is the name given to the mysterious nature of our life, Ho is the name given to its manifestations.
Renge - Lotus flower which seeds and blooms at the same time. Represents the simultaneity of cause and effect.
Kyo - sound or teaching of Buddha

Myoho-renge-kyo is the Lotus Sutra's (the highest teaching oh Shakyamuni) title and contains its essential meaning.

Nichiren Daishonin who lived and taught in 13th-century Japan added the word Nam - meaning to dedicate one's life to the life-force of the universe.

In short, all have unlimited potential (Buddha nature) within our life. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the way to bring it out, creating a more positive awareness of how upgrading our actions and our thoughts can create a more fulfilling day-to-day reality.

Here is Tina Turner chanting on Larry King -

- More with Tina Turner
- About the chant and what it addresses Tina explains and demonstrates
- The CD with chants Beyond
- About the practice of Nichiren Buddhism
- Tina on tour

Nam myo-ho ren-ge kyo - changing lives.